August 12, 2009

Good Television

Where are the custodians of fact?

On the one hand, journalism should report citizens’ experiences with governance as a normal part of political reporting. On the other hand, journalists have a moral obligation to choose their sources wisely, be transparent about their criteria (i.e. show your work), and defend the facts

Why this guy? What does he add? Why is he news? What do I understand about the health care issue now that I didn’t understand before I heard his mistaken claims?

Well, duh! Because he makes good television.

One Response

  1. Tim 

    Did you just prove your formula works? Cool!